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. >> it begins with re-electing barack obama. >> it begins with you. >> with your help we will keep moving forward. >> we must work like never before. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention, from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> good evening. the contest for the white house is tied. can the democrats make a case that will swing the race? >> tonight is an opportunity so they are bringing in their heavy hitter, bill clinton, the first and last democratic president since fdr to be elected to two full terms. >> mr. clinton will put barack obama's name in nomination with his speech tonight. the first time one president has done that for another. maybe that will take the democrats minds off the rain on their parade. this was to be the scene of president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow, the home of the carolina panthers, they were, there were going to be 65,000 people and fireworks, but now the forecast is for thunderstorms and the event is being moved back here to this much smaller arena. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon but his trip from w
will have a better future. it is not what we were promised. i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. but his promises gave way to disappointments and division. this isn't something we have to accept. now is the moment when we can do something, and with your help, we will do something. [ applause ] now is the moment when we can stand up and say i'm an american, i make my destiny, we deserve better. my children deserve better, my family deserves better, my country deserves better. >>> question, did the republican convention improve mitt romney's presidential prospects? mortmort zuckerman? >> i think he had to have a platform on which he could appeal to the american public and i think by and large that worked. i think he was often trying to appeal to women and there were a number of things said and done that would i think haven deared him to the voters who are women. and finally, he did a very good job, it seems to me, without being nasty about it, about saying look, the obama administration has been a failure and failure is not an orphan. there is a father for
of these issues i know we are better off because president obama made the decisions he did. now, that brings me to healthcare. and the republicans call it derisively obama care. they say it is a government takeover, a disaster. and that if we will just elect them they will repeal it. well, are they right? let's take a look at what is actually, what has actually happened so far. first, individuals in businesses have already gotten more than a billion dollars in refunds from insurance companies because of require 80 percent of your premiums to go to healthcare and not profits or promotions. and the gains are even greater than that because a bunch of insurance companies have a applied to lower their rates to comply with the requirements. second, more than 3 million young people between 19 and 25 are insured for the first time because their parents policies can cover them. millions of seniors are receiving preventative care all the way from breast cancer screenings to test for heart problems and scores of other things and younger people are getting them too. fourth, soon the insurance companies, n
obama policy of looking on the arab spring as a great glorious opportunity, we have helped liberate the libyans the egyptians, yemen, and we find our embassies in these cases as of friday, under attack. what happened is when the arab spring came along it liberated a lot of fores, ethnic national liz im, antiamericannism, all these forces, john. and the united states of america, there is a real dichotomy between the two of us, how do you get along when you can do a film, a video in los angeles that insults the prophet, something done in a basement, and it can set the entire region aflame against the united states? i think we have to look at our entire policy. >> eleanor? >> the implication is president obama could have somehow prevented these uprisings and i think that is a false assumption and some of the antiamerican sentiment that you see in egypt is because they think the u.s. policy was far too long on the side of mubarak and repression. they don't look at us as great liberate tores and i don't think the president is putting us forward as the force that so-called liberated the m
and where president obama will accept his nomination. randall pinkston is in charlotte with that. >> crews are tearing down the stage at bank of america stadium where president obama was supposed to accept his party's nomination. the threat of severe weather forced convention planners to move thursday's program inside. >> oh my gosh. you don't know how many disappointed people there are. there are so many people all over the country that are coming down for that event. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon and will now speak from the time warner cable arena. >> where day two of a convention is already underway. >> this election, please join me in standing by barack obama. help our president show that in america, freedom equality are for all of us all of the time. >> bill clinton will be here tonight to place president obama's name and nomination for a second term. >> bill clinton carries a lot of weight in this country. and this day in the game, we need all the help we can get. >> focus on the economy. >> i think that the person people, when it comes to the economy,
the obama-biden ticket a second chance. did president obama succeed in that, pat? >> no, he did not, john. they had a terrific condition, it was lively, more exciting than the republican convention. you had some terrific speeches. kerry was excellent, the first lady was excellent, bubba was excellent. ms. grandholme, i don't know what happened to her, but she was exciting. but the president of the united states was stable, he was flat, he was repetitive. it's the same thing we've been hearing over and over again, and i think it was a real let- down at the end of the convention, and i think that has given quite frankly the republicans another chance, really, to turn this thing around and win this thing. so i think he could have closed the sale, the president could have, if it had been a tremendous speech and a program in there and something to look forward to but it was the same old speech. >> you think he was melancholy? >> you know, john, i don't know what it was, but he started off, and i just said this is boring. this is not the barack obama that you know -- he wasn't the barack obama
be no bump to get for either candidate, barack obama may not get one. barack obama also got some bad news today. an abc poll shows that like mitt romney, his unfavor ability rating now are higher than his favorable rating. so both ofthese candidates have got a little work to do. >> pinkston: thanks, bob. norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning is down on the convention floor, norah. >> reporter: this crowd is shouting barack obama will move this country forward, not back. that is the big challenge for democrats this week. the president has got to win over a majority of americans who still disapprove of the way he is handling the economy. it's not just about convincing voters that the economy is getting better. he has got to address some of the real concerns, anxiety among middle class voters. and that's what first lady michelle obama is going to try to do tonight. >> pinkston: an michelle obama will be coming up portly but first the keynote address by the mayor of san antonio julian castro right after these messages. >> pelley: ,. [ male announcer ] here's a fun fact: this single scoo
>> pelley: tonight, the president asks for patience and a second term. as barack obama prepares to accept the nomination, we put this question to the first lady-- do you think there's a reasonablable chance that your husband could lose this election? reports from nancy cordes, norah o'donnell, and bob schieffer. the stock market soars to heights not seen since perfect the-- before the great recession. anthony mason tells us why. mark strassmann on the reincarnation of isaac, and the storm's oily legacy on the gulf coast. and mark phillips with bradley snyder. he lost something precious in the war but back home, he found something priceless. >> to be able to hop in the pool, it gives me an immense amount of confidence moving forward into life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. high stakes here tonight for the president of the united states as he tries for a breakout moment in this dead-heat race for the white house. barack obama will accept the nomination of his party, but under very different circumstances than
of the democratic convention in sharyl. president obama makes a surprise visit after bill clinton brings the delegates to their feet. >>> we'll ask two top advisers what the president will say tonight and we'll speak with caroline kennedy also. >>> a bizarre bank robbery straight out of the movies leaves los angeles police baffled. plus andy roddick's emotional farewell at the u.s. open. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> bill clinton defends president obama and makes the case for reelection. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? the answer is yes. >> the weather playing a role in the convention. president obama will not deliver his address at an outdoor football stadium. >> apparently the campaign is concerned about this well-known weather phenomenon known as empty seats. >> a broken off remnant of isaac is making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. that could mean more downpours, flash flooding from louisiana to the florida p
obama has a lot to make up. >> he has to give a complete list of all his accomplishment since he took office and it is an extremely long list. >> reporter: president obama is expected to focus on the number one issue in this race, the economy. he deserves more time to help millions of unemployed americans. >> he does have some work that he will need to finish, which he started. we're going to re-election so he could finish his work. >> reporter: a preview of his speech, president obama says that he will bring a positive message to the audience tonight. and talk specifics about building a stronger middle class. >> president obama was suppose to speak from bank of america's stadium, on the conference call, that he thanked thousands of volunteers who were suppose to be there and said that they need their help in this close race. the democrats do hope that this week will give them an edge. >> and things at the convention, you are seeing tremendous enthusiasm and i think coming out of it that it will continuethroughout the fall. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama have been helping to b
, florida, to sit down with president obama. scott, what did the president have to say? >> pelley: noragreat to be with you this morning. the the president and mr. romney have so many campaign stops in florida and ohio, it almost looks like they're running for governor. but we caught up with the president in st. petersburg, as you said, and one of the things we wanted to ask him about is how things would change in a second obama term. we pointed out to the president, of course, if he is re-elected, it is very likely that john boehner will still be speaker of the house, and paul ryan will still be the chairman of the budget committee. so i wanted to know from the president how they would try to achieve a grand bargain on the budget with all of the players remaining the same. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. if you win, will you be willing to compromise? what are you willing to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that has failed? >> well, keep in mind that the trillion dollars that we cut, you know, was a painful exerse. there are some programs that
>>> presidential power. surprise apprance from barack obama at the democratic national convention after bill clinton tries to sell voters on four more years of an obama administration. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >>> isaac's effects. oil from the bp spill is discovered after the storm tears up beaches along the gulf coast. >>> koikoff controversy. the nfl season gets under way last night but a new study reveals the potentially dangerous effects of playing the spofrmt. >> never did i think that my mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing mental or cognitive abilities would be impaired by playing this game. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 6, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the curtain comes down on the democratic national convention today. president obama delivers his acceptance speech tonight in the finale. the president was officiallily nominated for a second term last night after been impassioned speech b
convention, and their theme seems to be everybody is disappointed in barack obama. they don't say he's a bad guy. it's like from the requested wizard of ozits" when he said, "i'm not a bad man. i'm just a bad wizard." that seems to be what they're saying about barack obama. how do you handle that? >> look, there were three things that you didn't see at the republican convention. you didn't see any new ideas for creating jobs. you didn't see george bush. and you didn't see mitt romney's tax returns. and the fact of the matter is, it was george bush's policy that drove our country into the worst set of problems any president as inherited since franklin delano roosevelt. but facts are facts and we can't deny for 29 months in a row we have seen positive private sect job growth, foreclosures are better than before the president took office. this is hard. these are deep problems. what you're going to see in the next few days here in charlotte, san agenda and a vision for america's future, where our middle class is actually growing, becoming stronger, where we create opportunity. their only idea is
obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning. >> scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she'll tout a number of accomplishments including a bill that made it easier for women to sue employers who discriminate against them in the work, making college more
. >>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic nags allege convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he moes what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elect premiere is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, septemb
of the democratic convention in charlotte. michelle obama tells voters. the president knows what they're going through. >> former president bill clinton takes center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting han. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to flame out in a giant wreck. >> one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's com
you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> president obama is arriving in charlotte this afternoon. it's not certain whether he will make a surprise appearance with former president bill clinton, but first lady michele obama told the comp convention last -- the convention last night that being president reveals who you are. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes the stage tonight to pick up where first lady michele obama left off. delegates are revved up and ready for more. >> he's bill clinton. it's like madonna. there's this aura about him. >> reporter: he remains immensely influential in the party and is expected to target democrats who have struggled the last four years and may be on the defense about reelecting president obama. >> he will lay out a little bit of history with regard to this president, and he's going to affirm he's on the right path. >> reporter: president obama had been scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech to 74,000 people at annual outdoor stadium thursday night, but because of the threat of severe weather, convention planners decided this morning
will finish what we started. >> we're going to keep president obama on the job. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention. from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is the night president barack obama accepts the democratic nomination for the second term and tries in his acceptance speech to convince voters that he deserves one. joining me in our coverage is bob schieffer up here in the anchor booth, and down on the convention floor, our cbs news campaign 2012 team. bye-bye, this is,sh, the second time mr. obama has accepted the nomination, in 2008 in denver, he was talking about hope and change. this time he's got a very different job to do. >> yeah, he's going to talk about hope and patience. the table has now been set, scott. bill clinton made a great speech last night, but people don't vote for the nominee. tonight we will hear from the guy who is running for the office, and it will be up to him now, to convince the american people that he knows the right way to go. >> pelley: and down on the podium, winding up the crowd ri
americans are worse off under president obama. >> simply put, the jimmy carter years looked like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> america is better off today. >>> closing in. a wildfire threatens a southern california community as hundreds of firefighters try to extinguish the flames. >> i don't want this place to burn up. i -- this is my home. >>> and rampage in russia. a man takes a destructive spin through a parking lot in a construction vehicle, and after it's over, he has to deal with some angry eyewitnesses. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. tonight, the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, a state president obama barely carried in 2008. and according to a new poll of north carolina voters, mitt romney now leads the president by four points. during the convention, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the
>> jeff: tonight on the road to charlotte, president obama takes his march to the democratic national convention through key battleground states and nancy cordes is with him. the painfully slow recovery from isaac. thousands are still feeling its effects. manual bojorquez is in louisiana. pro football is about to begin without pro revs. tony guida with the tough calls ahead. >> let's see what the correct answer was. >> jeff: and techie toddlers. going digital. how young is too young. >> good job. >> yeah! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. if there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states, just look at the president's agenda. today was the 8th time mr. obama has been to colorado just this year. he campaigns there in advance of the democratic national convention starting tuesday. nancy cordes is in boulder tonight. nancy? >> reporter: jeff, all weekend long and here again in boulder today the president argued that governor romney failed t
obama making his case for a second term as president of the united states. tell the audience essentially that we're all on a journey together, that progress has been made and he urged everyone in the hall to build on it. mrs. obama and the obama's daughters malia, age 14, who started high school this week. and sasha, of course, age 11. and here is joe biden and his wife, dr. jill biden joining the obamas. bob schieffer, a classic barack obama speech but there was one line in particular that i heard that i'm not sure i have ever heard a president say. he said, "i'm proud of what we've achieved together, but i am far more mindful of my own failings." >> reporter: yeah, and i think that was an effort to say to people and to answer people who talked about, you know, that he had called for hope and change and he had built up people's hopes, and maybe beyond expectations that he could actually deliver on. it was a speech that did, as we were told it would, draw contrasts between these two very different visions for america. but this was not-- this was not the kind of speech that bill clinton
this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama! thank you. god bless you! god bless america! (cheers and applause) >> pelley: a speech from the heart. 48-year-old mish ohl bama, married to the president now nearly 20 years a big day for her for two reasons, the speech before the convention tonight and her eldest daughter maliah started high school today. bob schieffer, after watching mrs. obama tonight and ann romney last week, it's pretty clear that governor romney and president obama both married up. >> i don't think there is any question about that. and i will tell you something else, i think they liked it, don't you, scott? that was a fine speech. and i'm always a little skeptical when i'm told things like this. but someone that i trust in the obama team tells me that mrs. obama has been working on this speech for about a month. it is a process, others help, but that basically this was a speech that she wrote. well, it certainly went over well with this crowd. it was a remarkable speech. >> pelley: we have a picture that we just received from the white house with
>>> the last word. president obama accepts the democratic nomination and lays out his vision for a second term in the white house. >> you didn't-elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> while vice president joe biden draws a contrast with the republican ticket. >> you see, you, we, most americans have incredible faith in the decency and hard work of the american people and we know what has made this country. it's the american people. >>> but will more americans go back to work. the government releases the august unemployment report this morning. and standing strong. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords brings the convention crowd to its feet when she delivers the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 7, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. happy friday. good to be wit
street party for the public. president obama is making his way to charlotte through key battleground states. today he's holding a labor day rally in ohio. democrats are fending off republican attacks that the president's first term has been a failure. dnc chairman and los angeles mayor told cbs this morning the country is better off now than it was four years ago. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the answer is yes, we are better off but we've got to keep on working harder. >> reporter: a delegate from maryland agrees. we've had -- owe. >> we've had more private development in the last few months. >> reporter: security is tight where the big speeches start tuesday. streets remain open today to allow the public to enjoy carolina fest. there will are music and entertainment all day. party leaders, including congressman emmanuel cleaver are stressing the work that still needs to be done. >> president obama, if he's reelected as we expect, somehow we've got to have a much better relationship with the house or the american public will suffer. >> reporter: a new charlotte observer elon
-u.s. slogans. president obama called the presidents of egypt and libya last night. the white house thanked the libyan president for keeping. the investigation is under way for the death of chris stevens, sean smith and two others during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. lots of going on. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsi e responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators say stevens death was planned. . >> appears to be well-planned out. ce
campaign manager for the obama campaign about the race for the white house which is still very much a dog fight. >> stephanie, thanks for being here, we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> a one sentence message last week, i'm not so different from you as you think, what's the one message you want to get out to the democratic national convention? >> i'm barack obama and i'm putting you first. i'm putting the middle class first. if we invest in our people. if we rebuild an economy meant to last, we are reclaim the security. >> how are you going to make that case when you folks can't answer the question, are you better off than you were four yes ago? >> we can't answer that. i'll answer it for you right now. let's remember where things were four years ago. september of 2008. that's when the whole bank bailout started. that's when people started seeing their retirement account be depleted because of the crash of the market. we were hitting a high point and people losing their homes. that's when the auto company went on the verge of bankruptcy. let's take a look at where we
of this kind but it was a statement from the embassy in egypt that set off a political firestorm wean the obama and romney campaign. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: mitt romney respond in a statement saying it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic mission but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. obama campaign spokesman responded to romney saying we're shocked that governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. published reports claim the embassy's statement of not cleared by the state department and the white house does not agree with it. now the filmmaker said he thinks islam is a cancer and that he fully intented the film to be a political statement condemning the religion. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> iran's nuclear program, president obama and benjamin netanyahu spoke for an hour. this follows strong words from benjamin netanyahu criticizing u.s. policy designed to push the u.s. into action. david martin reports. >> reporter: with intelligence reports iran has been working on
off now than you were four years ago, a question president obama's team should have seen coming but didn't. today as democrats gathered in sharr lot for their convention, the campaign faces the distraction of trying to set the record straight. nancy cordes is traveling with the president tonight as he surveys the damage from hurricane i sock. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: jim, this is a quick trip for the president, less than three hours. he is touring a damaged neighborhood, meeting with state officials, then it's back to the campaign where the two sides are locked in this vicious debate over whether the economy is on the monday. speaking in toledo, the president told a crowd of autoworkers they were better off thanks to his auto bailout. >> i stood with american workers i stood with american manufacturers, i believed in you i bet on you, i'll make that bet any day of the week. and because of that bet, three years later that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: his campaign is doindamage control today after the way some of his top aides and supporters answered a cruc
will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> elaine will introduce mrs. obama. >> i'm going to talk about what it's like being a military mom and how much i value that dr. biden and mrs. obama care about families like mine. >> the speakers taking the podium will be talking up the president's accomplishments and highlighting the differences with republicans. delegates are proving a party platform that backs abortion rights. the congressman says women's issues are important to the president. >> he has been the one who stood out for reproductive rights for women. he's the one who has been consistently out there trying to make sure that women get equal pay. >> democrats hope that message reaches voters outside the convention hall. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >> more than 11,000 people turned out today. it's his last stop ahead of the democratic national convention. last week, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a l
hayward. >>> president obama is putting the finishing touches on the speech that he will deliver tonight at the democratic national convention. randall pinkston has the latest now from charlotte, north carolina >>> president obama returns to the democratic national convention stage tonight to accept his party's nomination for a second term in the white house. he made a surprise appearance last night hugging bill clinton after the former president's rousing endorsement. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> reporter: tonight president obama will present his plans for the ne four years. former governor and dnc chairman ed wendell expects the president to talk specifics. >> the president has to add some details in contrast to what governor romney did sketching out a broad vision without any details, without any meat. >> reporter: the chance of severe weather forced organizers to move the acceptance speech from a large outdoor stadium to this indoor arena, but democrats say this smaller venue won't take away from the president's mes
for the presidential candidates. president obama seems to be enjoying a post-convention lift and over the weekend he got a lift of a different kind. campaigning in florida he stopped at big apple pizza and ended up getting more than just a pie. giving the president a bear hug, scott, owner of the pizza shop said he's a registered republican who plans to vote for president obama. >> i don't vote party line. i vote who i feel comfortable with. >> reporter: he's a voter in a key battleground state. and president obama spent the past two days there trying to drive home his point that romney's economic plan is short on details and will hurt the middle class. >> they couldn't answer questions for how they will pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: romney won't say which tax loopholes he'll close but he insists the middle class won't shoulder the burden. >> i won't increase the tax burden on middle income families. it would be wrong to do that. >> reporter: in addition to the race for voters there's a race for cash and both camp
this week, even as they try to convince their base it just had to turn out if president obama is to be re elected. >> and there is much more ahead. coming up at 11:15, we will talk to brian moran. hear what he has to say about tonight's convention speeches and his state being one of the biggest battle grounds of them all. anita. >>> well, new tonight at 11:00, derek, a book that has gone to the top of amazon's best seller list has created quite a fire storm here in washington. as matt jablow tells us, the pentagon is considering all of the options in the course of a former navy seal who wrote about the military operation that took out none other than osama bin laden. >> reporter: pre praised the quiet profession alsz -- president obama praised the quiet professionals. >> it was kill or capture. >> reporter: they're criticizing one of the professionals for not being quiet enough. >> it is the height of irresponsibility not to have this kind of material checked for the possible disclosure of classified information. >> reporter: before retiring from the navy a few months ago, matt was a memb
in the massive stadium that is home to the carolina panthers. but president obama will be on the stage behind me instead in a much smaller forum which leaves no room for tens of thousands of party volunteers. we have bob schieffer in our campaign 2012 reporting team in charlotte and we'll start tonight with byron pitts. byron? >> reporter: well, scott, according to the d.n.c., 65,000 people would have filled this stadium. another 19,000 on the waiting list. but tonight all that has chang changed. late today work crews were stripping down this set at bank of america stadium for what was to have been both politically and visually the most important moment at this year's democratic convention. to pack this outdoor footballsed stadium-- a scene purposely reminiscent of the 2008 convention in denver. but mother nature had other plans. with severe thunderstorms happening almost every night this week and still in the forecast for thursday evening, d.n.c. communications director brad woodhouse says campaign officials did not want to take the safety risk. >> there are things outside of your control, you
. >> president barack obama formally accepted the democrat's nomination last night. we have more on the finale of the dnc. good morning. >> good morning. the president barack obama that spoke last night was very different than state senator obama in 2004 and candidate obama in 2008. right off of the bat, he said the times have changed and so i have. his message of hope and change was still there, but it had clearly evolved since he has taken the oval office four years ago. >> 8 years later that hope has been tested. by the cost of war, by one of the worst economic crisis and history and political gridlock that left us wondering if it is still possible to tackle the challenges of our time. i will not pretend that the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me it tell me what you wanted to hear, you elected me it tell you the truth. [ applause ] the truth is, it will take more than a few years if also to solve challenges that have built up over decades. know this, america, our problems can be solved. hour challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but the
to be a long and slow recovery begins. mitt romney gets a look at the damage and president obama heads there on monday. >>> more americans are hitting the road in labor day weekend but at a cost. gasoline prices are at more than $4 a gallon in at least five states. >>> a new era begins at penn state as the nittany lions take to the field. can the players and the college community put the jerry sandusky sex scandal behind them? and the lighter side of politics. >> there's a certain magic about a good cartoon. when you hit that, you really -- it's really, really great. >> inside the mind of a pulitzer prize winning cartoonist. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," september 1st, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> thanks for joining us and welcome to the beginning of your nice hopefully long holiday weekend. welcome chip reid. >> it's great to be here. >> good to see you. >> we begin with the after smat of hurricane isaac. the storm is passing over the mid-mississippi and lower ohio valleys bringing threats of h
. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night of the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker for you -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> it's only 5% contained. >> the williams fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still, tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >>> a close call for a meowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose! >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, some angry bystander
to fire up american voters. first lady michele obama is the head speaker as the dnc opens tonight in char not, north carolina -- charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: democrats will fill this hall later today to begin the three-day process of renominating president the obama. >> we just want to be here. this is history. >> reporter: delegates will approve their party platform. then hear from a long list of speakers portraying president obama as the wise and humane alternative to mitt romney. michele obama's speech will be the final address tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady. i think she's dynamic and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure she will connect with us and we'll connect with her as we always do. >> reporter: president obama is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. they say he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the
in the middle east. thursday president obama said he'd ordered all the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi open an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >> three americans who were injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. receipt a mans of ambassador stevens -- the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed will arrive back in this country tomorrow. >>> we are learning more about the attack itself. every room in that american consulate was torched, vandalized and looted. the compound on a residential stre
center. ahead of the democratic convention, president obama accuses of -- >>> hurricane isaac dangerous new wildfires are breaking out in california. just when you thought it was safe, more great white sharks force swimmers out of the water this labor day weekend. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> we saw nothing but insults and old slogans. >> in charlotte, the president is going to focus on a pathway to moving us forward. >> democrats prepare for their turn in the spotlight. >> it will not be the three nights of the democratic convention but on friday when we hear again about the monthly jobs report. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> governor o'malley probably didn't help the democrats. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no. but that's not the question of this election. >> took everything. everything is gone. >> the president will travel to louisiana today. hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still have no power. >> losses estimated between 1.5
. >>> we turn our attention to campaign 2012 and the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney are raising a lot of money. president obama raised $111 million in august. he now has $170 million on hand to use for advertising and get out the vote operations. >> but for the first time in nearly four months the president out raised mitt romney. >> reporter: campaigning in florida sunday, president obama stopped at big apple pizza in fort pierce and ended up getting more than just a pie. giving the president a bear hug, scott van dueser, owner of the pizza shop says he is a registered republican who plans to vote for president obama. >> i don't vote party line. >> reporter: he is a voter in a key battle ground state, and president obama spent the past two days there, trying to drive home his point that mitt romney's economic plan is short on detail and will hurt the middle class. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in defense spending without raising classes on the middle class. >> romney won't say which tax lo
. >> president obama continues his march to charlotte with a campaign stop in ohio today. >>> but a member of the republican ticket will reach north carolina first. vice presidential candidate paul ryan campaigns in greenville today and will come armed with one question. are you better off today than you were four years ago? >> the president needs to explain why he didn't do what he said he was going to do. >> democrats say let's not forget how bad things were four years ago. >> in the couquarter before the president took office, we -- our financial system was on the verge of collapse. we were passing bank bailouts to ensure our system could stay afloat. that's what was happening before the president took office. >> obamas aids -- it was a week of personal attacks, empty plat tuds and where the one thing you were left with, they really think that lying is a virtue. >> here in charlotte, some of the biggest questions are about security. local and federal police say they're prepared to keep everyone safe. >> about 800 protesters marched through uptown charlotte sunday. police stood by as the
.s. and israel. >> reporter: that squabble led to a one hour phone call between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu late last night east coast time early morning in israel after israeli officials complained that he was being snubbed by the white house. on sunday and then again wednesday, prime minister net railed against the u.s. for not taking a tougher stance on iran's nuclear program. >> if iran knows that there's no red line, if iran knows that there's no deadline, what will it do exactly what it's doing. it is continuing without any interference. >> reporter: then came reports in the israeli press that the white house turned down a meeting with when president obama and the prime minister attend the u.n. general assembly in new york later this month. they're simply not in the city at the same time the white house explained. this is the first time that benjamin netanyahu has come to the united states as prime minister and not met with president obama. the two have had their tense moments before in an oval office meeting last year, benjamin netanyahu appeared to lectur
. >>> good morning. it's friday, september 7, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama asks voters for four more years saying republicans don't have answers to america's problems. >> a new jobs report could show us whether the economy will help or hurt the president's reelection chances. >>> fresh off his las vegas scandal, prince harry is deployed to afghanistan. >>> but we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> president obama asks the country for another four years. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. >> this is not the speech that bill clinton had. it didn't have that spark. >> do you think there's a chance your husband could lose this election? >> absolutely not. >>> we are hours away from the big story. the new jobs report comes out. we're expecting 130,000 jobs created. >> the dow surged 244.5 to close at its highest mark in almost five years. >>> prince harry arrived in afghanistan th
in a few minutes at 6:12. >>> tonight president obama will formally accept the democratic nomination for reelection. wednesday it was a former president who was in the spotlight. >> people are still talking about president clinton's speech in charlotte last night. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center with the latest on the democratic national convention. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. bill clinton was classic clinton last night. he ignored the teleprompter, improvised lines and even though he did take the stage earlier than expected, he still ran late. he delivered a 48-minute long prime time speech, a speech that was longer than his infamous convention keynote address in 1988 but the delegates loved it. >> no president, no president, not me, not any of my spread sorors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. when congressman ryan looked into that tv camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as, quote, the biggest, coldest power play, i didn't know where to laugh or cry. -- whether to laugh or cry be
for president. >> president barack obama is saying that he is the leader who can bring america out of its economic problems. we have more on the president's address to dnc delegates. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president barack obama that spoke last night was very different than state senator oboma who spoke in 2004 and candidate obama in 2008. off of the bat he said that times have changed and so have i. his message of hope and change was there, but it clearly evolved after four years in the oval office. >> eight years later that hope has been tested by the cost of war, by one of the worst economic crisis in history and by political gridlock that left us wondering if it is still possible to tackle it. now, i won't pretend that the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell me what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. [ applause ] the truth is, it will take more than a few years if us to solve challenges that have built up over decades, but know this, america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. t
for president obama and governor mitt romney. both hit key battleground states today. mitt romney spent time in iowa. the republican nominee told supporters the president's convention speech was the same one he gave in 2008 and voters should expect the same results. romney also hammered the president over the latest jobs report out today that says the u.s. economy added far fewer jobs than expected in august. >> the jobs report this morning, by the way? 95,000, i believe, net new jobs created and almost 400,000 people dropped out of the work force all together. >> the white house points out that more jobs were added for the 30th month in a row, but the president acknowledges there's more work to do. he also told supporters in new hampshire, congress could get more people back to work if members pass his jobs bill when they return to washington next week. >> if the republicans are serious about being concerned about joblessness, we could create a million new jobs right now if congress would pass the jobs plan that i sent to them a year ago. >> the two candidates switch states tonight with
obama begin their post convention campaigning. >>> plus, why a new restaurant trend could have you moving your night out to a weekday. and as we head into the break, a look at pictures viewers sent into the 9 newsroom. if you have pictures to share, you can upload them to our wusa9 facebook page. >>> world's most active volcano is at it again. two daredevil photographers captured these incredible images of the volcano in hawaii. the moment that red hot lava poured into the pacific. crashing waves turned into clouds of steam as the lava and water met. the photographers say they stood waist deep in 110-degree water to get these pictures. >>> the law of supply and demand may soon make a difference when you dine out. a new company is offering restaurant deals based on when diners choose to make their reservations. tables at offpeek hours are costing 30% less than prime dining hours. founder of one restaurant says time is right for this idea. >> just like in the airline or hotel industry where the price might depend on the demand of that hotel room or airline seat. we introduce that sa
without a seat for president obama's acceptance speech at the democratic national convention. >>> welcome back to 9news. a steamy september day in the district. >> i would. i would say given the humidity levels, your hair looks marvelous. >> we don't intend to be out here very long. >> maybe we'll keep you out here. >> no, definitely not. not a good look. >> we'll take another live look outside. michael and son live weather cam. we're looking at lots of sunshine, but it's humid. it's a tropical air mass left over isaac. 85 the temperature. you look at that and it's not too bad. dew paint in the mid 70s. that is just uncomfortable. winds out of the south at 10 and the pressure pretty low. 29.79 inches of mercury. all right the radar. we are tracking one storm. we showed you this earlier. it's a heavy storm. see the lightning? again, kids are outside playing. they hear thunder, get the kids in. we'll zoom in a little bit. this is a heavy storm southwest of warrenton. it's moving northeast. it's going to cross 28, cros 17 here shortly. and you see the red, that is rain fall about an inc
faithful asking president obama to lead this nation for another four years and president obama asked the country for a chance to do just that, accepting the nomination for a second term in the white house. >> did tonight's speech convince voters he's the right guy for the job in 2012. gary nurenberg joins us. >> reporter: much of this day was spent dedicated to veterans and the military who said they did not receive enough respect at the republican convention last week. we have highlights and full remarks of the president's comment on wusa9.com. but in his remarks, the president said the country had made much progress and disaster facing the country four years ago said it will take years more to fix and argued that he is best suited to finish the job. he was introduced by the first lady. >> barack obama. [ cheers and applause ]. >> reporter: the choice, he says, is a choice. >> and on every issue, the choice you face won't be just between two candidates for the party. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. a choice between two fundamentally different visions for
michele obama will deliver his speech tonight. maryland governor martin o'malley will also speak in prime time. as susan mcginnis reports, a misstep by the maryland governor has thrown democrats off message. >> reporter: the stage has been built, the party platform released and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question are americans better off than they were four years ago. >> they can't tell you that you're better off. >> reporter: the obama team opened the door to the attacks when some, including maryland governor martin o'malley had trouble answering the question. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> reporter: republicans pounced saying that's proof president obama's policies aren't working. since then the democrats regrouped and came out swinging. >> you want to know why we're better off? i've got a little bumper st
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